• Walter Gatlin

BIG BUD LEAVING HEARTLAND MUSEUM IN CLARION

If you have not seen Big Bud, the largest agriculture farm tractor in the world, in person, you are missing out. As of this moment Big Bud is sitting at the Heartland Museum in Clarion, IA but is tentatively scheduled to be removed and taken back to Montana by the end of August 2020. I talked to Terry at the Museum this afternoon and he stated the owners of Big Bud could show up at anytime with 3 semi's and load Big Bud up for its journey home. Terry was telling me that as of yesterday Big Bud got all new tires installed. This tire change was put on YouTube yesterday.

Big Bud is listed in the Guinness Book of records as the largest. There are 650 Big Bud's out there but only 1 was built this big. To see this powerful piece of equipment in person is amazing. Big Bud is a 900 plus horsepower beast with a 16 cylinder engine and can farm 3 acres per minute. He is 27' long, 20' wide, 14' tall and comes with a 8' tire diameter. This awesome monster holds 1'000 gallons of fuel and weighs 130,000 lbs. There is no such thing as too big to work for this bad boy! Built in 1977, this beast has worked farms in California and Florida before going on display and being paraded at many venues. We may not have built this beautiful machine but Iowa sure is proud to have show cased Big Bud for over 7 years now. We are going to hate to see him drive on. Thank you Heartland Museum in Clarion, IA. You really did Iowa proud.


Walter Gatlin

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